Case Detail
CitationState v. Aldridge, 697 N.E.2d 228 (Ohio Ct. App. 1997)
CrimeSex crimes
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionDefendants were convicted of several counts of child sexual abuse and related offenses, and were each sentenced to life imprisonment. Ten years later, the Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County, granted defendants' petition for postconviction relief, vacated their convictions and granted new trial due to revelations that the state had failed to turn over exculpatory evidence. The Court of Appeals of Ohio affirmed: "[T]he derelictions of the state in failing to disclose exculpatory material cast even graver doubt on the result. When a defendant raises serious concerns that he was, as a result of the state's misdeeds, falsely convicted of nefarious crimes, our constitutional duties are best exercised, and no one's rights are meaningfully diminished, by the ordering of a new trial."
Determination Year1995
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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